Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 24


11:00 a.m. on Facebook, YouTube
11:00 a.m., In Person, Outdoor, in the south lot   Weather Permitting  

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Holy Communion Distribution in the Parking Lot
Readings
Bulletin
Sermon

When the scriptures speak about “time,” most often the “time” is urgent and short. Something is to be done and God steps in dramatically to recruit people to do that something. When time was short for Nineveh, God ordered Jonah to get the word out. When Ninevah affirmed time’s urgency, God opened up time for Ninevah and Jonah got angry. In real time Jesus comes among his friends and says that time is short. He and his friends must get to work. Time has been urgent and yet also opened for us since. What opens time? Repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation. And here we are, still trying to figure out what God has figured from the beginning. Pastor Duane preaches on “Repentance & Forgiveness: Time is Opened When Time is Short.”

Holy Communion Distribution in the Parking Lot  – from 12:30-1:30
We look forward to welcoming you for drive-thru communion. Come to the main entrance by the parish hall, remain in your car and masked.

Scriptural Reasoning

Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
At the start of this year, The Blue Mosque/The Dialogue Institute and Christ the King members and friends invite you to join us for a night of fellowship and dialogue to discover wisdom for the new year. As we study parallel texts from the Bible and the Qur’an, we listen faithfully for the living voice of God guiding us to deeper appreciation and greater awareness of our commonalities as children of Abraham. All are welcomed to participate. “Bring your own dinner” if you’d like (dates or otherwise). To participate, please email Cheryl Gaspard and she will send the zoom link and passcode, as well as the appointed texts for conversation.

Epiphany – God manifest and shining forth

Blessing for a Home at Epiphany

Matthew writes that when the magi saw the shining star stop overhead, they we filled with joy. “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother.” (Matthew 2:10-11) In the home, Christ is met in family and friends, in visitors and strangers. In the home, faith is shared, nurtured, and put into action. In the home, Christ is welcome.

Epiphany Day (January 6) or the time after Epiphany offers an occasion for gathering with friends and family members for a blessing of the home, using the following as a model. Continue reading

An Invitation to Prayer for the Nation and World Tonight 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 7, at 7:00 on Zoom

Dear Christ the King Church Members and Friends,

The past months have been troubling in many ways. Yesterday we were shocked and grieved by the extremist events in our national capitol, and many state capitols as well. Our simply human individual and collective need for peace and security was intentionally disrespected. Our democratic patriotic impulses were challenged. Our Christian faith was and is sorely tested. The powers and principalities of which St. Paul wrote seek anew to reduce Christian faith, hope, and love to the vulnerability of fear. We want to react. But we are called and guided above all to pray, for our own good: the good of each other, of our country, all nations, of Christ’s Body – the Church.

Obedient to Christ’s command to pray with love and to love prayerfully, Pastor Liebster, Deacon Erickson, and I invite you to join us this evening, Thursday, January 7, at 7:00 on the Zoom platform. It will be our opportunity for a devotional time together of readings and prayer, centered by The Great Litany. However and wherever you are, join us. We are Christ’s body, the Church. The Church, nation, and world need our prayers for their healing. So do we.  Join us by way of this link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82664501223?pwd=ZC9DWW1xT3ZZRk0xcGkzelV2WTlBUT09

We look forward to seeing you tonight for prayer in our life together.

Christ’s Peace is with you, Duane Larson